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palestinians and other groups. >>> yet another earthquake has rattled northeastern japan. >> it happened where crews are trying to regain of the control of the fukushima power plant. the magnitude 6 quake didn't appear to cause anymore damage to the facility. power lines are now hooked up to all six reactors but crews working to get cooling systems running again have been evacuated from the entire fukushima if you can sheem dai- ichi plant. >> this latest quake comes as the japanese government releases a new estimate on how much the damage from the earthquake will cost. >>> the new figure is more than $309 billion. here are other headlines from japan. the utility company which runs the fukushima plant says it is considering offering monetary compensation to the 800 evacuees affected by the radiation leaks. some of the deceased are now being buried in mass graves. the death toll from the disaster is quickly approaching 10,000. nearly 14,000 people are still missing. >> students at the rochester institute of technology in new york held a vigil. for a missing classmate from frederick, maryland.
this morning about radioactive contamination spreading from the fukushima nuclear power plant in japan. tests on sea water near the plant show more than 3300 times the legal limit of radioactive iodine in the water. officials in the country though are downplaying the results. >> just to put the leak into perspective, new data from the institute for energy and environmental research suggests the radiation in japan is 160,000 times worse than the 1979 leak at three mile island. however, they say the japanese leak is still not even close to the amount of radiation leaked at chernobyl. >> an al-qaeda operative wanted in the 2002 bali bombings is in pakistan. umar pa tech was arrested. there is a $1 million reward for his arrest. >>> several members of congress owe the district of columbia in parking, red light and speeding tickets. >> some have gone years without paying. gary nurenberg has more on the growing publicity around the story. through is about $15,000 in outstanding tickets as of mid march. about 3/4, about $11,500 delinquentent means they have been out for more than 60 days. >> she's t
of japan's food and water supply. radiation leaking from the crippled fukushima nuclear power plant caused tokyo's tap water to exceed safety standards for infants. traces of radiation have been found in raw milk, seawater and several different kinds of vegetables. the united states responded by becoming the first country to ban produce and dairy products from the area near the damaged nuclear plant. >>> israeli retaliation for a bus bombing in jerusalem continues today. military planes struck targets in the gaza strip overnight. the targets are said to have been militant training sites and tunnels beneath the gaza egypt border. ow on wednesday, several person were killed in a jerusalem bus explosion. no group was claimed responsibility. the bombing is believed to be a retaliation for an israeli military missile strike tuesday. it killed two children, 50- year-old uncle and wounded 13 other family members who were playing on a soccer field. israeli officials say militants were the targets of the missiles but it went off- course. >>> a u.s. soldier who pleaded guilty to the murders of thre
in japan, engineers have discovered new pools of highly radioactive water at the damaged fukushima nuclear power plant in japan. crews are also detecting plutonium, a key ingredient in nuclear weapons in the soil outside the facility. >>> official insist the discovery poses no threat to public health. contaminated sea water has been found one mile farther north of the plant. trace amounts of radiation and rain water are being found as far away as massachusetts and baltimore. >>> gay rights advocates want the military's don't ask, don't tell policy eliminated right now. and they're asking a federal appeals court to make that happen. even though it has been repealed already, the policy is still in place. the president says the pentagon needs time to properly prepare for an end of the ban. lawyers for the gay political group say keeping the policy in place is "absurd." >>> tonight, prince george's county's executive baker will deliver his state of the economy address. his speech will be the key address at the tenth annual prince george's chamber of commerce. the event will feature a showcase
gannett. >>> a 6.5 magnitude quake shook japan, briefly prompting a tsunami alert. high radiation readings are complicating the jobs cooling down over heated reactors at the crippled nuclear plant. radiation levels 100,000 times above what is considered normal have been detected. the air contains four times more radiation than what is considered safe. for japanese people, groceries and every day essentials are becoming tougher to find. american troops continue to deliver necessities to the residents in the worst hit areas. >> we were asked if we were able to get some emergency vehicles or utility type vehicles over here to help the people on this island that are isolated right now. they don't have any food, water, power, things like that. these vehicles can come over here to restore some of the power and some of the infrastructure. >> marines brought 3000 meals and hygiene kits and bottled water to the island residents. another interesting aside, scientists in massachusetts say they found radiation in rainwater they believe is from the japan nuclear plant. they say it poses no health threa
by the u.n. security council approved a no-fly zone now in effect over libya. >> engineers in japan are doing their best working around the clock trying to restore electricity at the crippled fukushima nuclear power plant. >> they have hooked up cables and started a pump at one of them to cool overheating fuel rods. officials say it could take days or weeks to get all of the cooling systems working again. on monday, plumes of smoke rose from two reactor units prompting workers to evacuate the facility for awhile. >> here is a quick look at the headlines from the japan disaster right now. crews have pulled the body of the first american found dead in the rubble. she was 24-year-old taylor anderson of richmond, virginia. she was there working as an english teacher at a school in me aggie. >> the number of missing has increased to 12,600. >>> an arizona judge is ordering the suspect in the tucson shooting rampage to undergo a mental evaluation as soon as possible. 24-year-old jared loughner will be examined in springfield, missouri and videotapes of the evaluation will be shared with
. >>> more troubling reports from japan this morning. >> japanese nuclear safety officials believe the reactor -- the core may have been breached. if that breach did happen, it would increase the possibility of more severe contamination to the environment. >> now here's a look at the latest headlines coming from the earthquake ravaged nation. the official death toll from the earthquake and tsunami is now more than 10,000. 17,400 people are still missing. officials there say there is little hope of finding many of them alive. hundreds of thousands of survivors are living in temporary shelters. >> and around 660,000 homes do not have water. and more than 209,000 are without electricity. the radiation level in the tap water in tokyo has dropped low enough now though, for infants to have it to safely drink it. >>> the national cherry blossom festival begins tomorrow and last night the organizers of the festival held a vigil and a fundraiser walk for the victims. the trees which were a gift from japan to symbolize the friendship between the to countries -- two countries was the backdrop
a strategic oil town wednesday and were closing in on another major eastern city. >>> in japan, the latest shows waters 300 yards outside the crippled fukushima plant contain more than 4,300 times the level of iodine. the final figure is expected to surpass 18,000 dead. hundreds of thousands more are still homeless. >>> the time right now is 4:37. at 4:41, the government is beginning to make a profit off the bank bailout program. >> at 4:50, this food coloring contribute to behavioral problems? children? the fda is investigating. >> up next, a quick check on the forecast to get you out the door. blue diamond almonds! more bold flavor! more variety! more of what you want... not what you don't. blue diamond almonds... more than a snack. . >>> coming up on 4:40. we've got spotty drizzle around this morning. it is cool and damp and we're going to stay cloudy all day with steadier rains returning late. just some drizzle this morning. midday, expecting some of that to taper off. we'll see noontime temps only in the lower 40s with highs today in the mid-40s again. rain, steadier rains return late
peak with blooming. >> and 1912, you may recall, japan gave 3,000 cherry trees to the united states and it's a gift of friendship. this runs from saturday, march 26th. to sunday april 10th. i can't wait the see that. >>> coming up next when the news continues at 4:42, we'll show you the newest gizmo by apple. the ipad 2. >>> then the names of 10 local people who have some unclaimed cash and don't even know it. >>> but up next, a quick check on the forecast to get you out the door. we're back with your weather first in two minutes. my diet? well ye y i had an apple turnover. i know it's sort of my weakness. i always keep it in the house. well, that and boston crème pie, white chocolate strawberries, and mmm key lime pie. yeah, i've already lost some weight. [ female announcer ] yoplait light -- over 30 delicious flavors at about 100 calories. babe, what are you doing?! ♪ [ female announcer ] the yoplait you love, now in a 4-pack. try it today. >>> we're coming up on 4:41 on this thursday morning. it is clear and cold out there and look at the temperatures today, winter is back at
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